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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

IOC's Bach pleads for 'patience' amid Olympic cancellation report

Chief rejects speculation, as organizers prepare playbook of COVID safeguards

TOKYO -- The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday sought to tamp down speculation about the Tokyo Summer Games amid reports that cancellation is on the table as COVID-19 infections climb in Japan.

IOC President Thomas Bach said the Switzerland-based body instead was concentrating on how the games can be staged this July.

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